Edinburgh International Festival


  • Programming Policy

    All companies and artists taking part in the International Festival by invitation from our Festival Director. The planning of each year's International Festival – an exhilarating mix of music, theatre, opera and dance from the world's leading artists – is an ongoing process. Projects and programmes are developed with companies and individual performers often several years in advance.

    Festival Director and colleagues keeps in touch with what's happening in the arts around the globe, travelling the world in search of artists and performances to bring to Edinburgh.


    Play Title Playwright
    Barbaric Comedies Frank McGuinness Ramón María del Valle-Inclán
    A version of the original plays by Ramón María del Vallé-Inclán.